Shamrock Scuffle — March 14 – 15, 2020 – POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 2 – 3!

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – Shamrock Scuffle Postponed

USA Volleyball has recommended that events scheduled through 3/22 be cancelled or postponed and we are taking their recommendation.  From their website on 3/12:

“Due to recent events and information concerning the current status of the COVID-19 coronavirus, USA Volleyball is recommending that all USAV-sanctioned events scheduled through March 22 be postponed or cancelled to ensure the welfare and safety of our athletes, spectators and staff. We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and will provide periodic updates as information becomes more apparent.”

Our hope and prayer is that the situation will resolve itself quickly and that we will be able to hold Shamrock on the weekend of May 2nd.  Once the situation becomes clear we will notify registrants, giving them the choice of participating in the rescheduled event or withdrawing entirely.  In the event of a withdrawal, we will refund all registration fees.

Venues & Waves 

Endurance Center (Johns Creek location)
AM Wave: 11 Club
PM Wave: 12 Club

Southern Volleyball Center
AM Wave: 16 Club, 13 Club
PM Wave: 17/18 Club

Norcross High School
AM Wave: 14 Club
PM Wave: 14 Open/15 Club

Coaches Meeting/check-in

There will be no coaches meeting prior to the commencement of competition.  Rather, we post a Coaches Packet, which we ask that coaches download and review in its entirety.  We also ask that coaches check in to the tournament desk near the entrance to the facility at least 30 minutes prior to the commencement of competition.

Hotel Accommodations

While we have no stay-to-play policy at this tournament, we have blocked out rooms for teams competing at this event.  Most hotels will offer a breakfast, kid friendly services, budget conscious rates, and amenities to enhance your stay.  Each hotel is strategically located just minutes from the tournament venue.

If your team will be playing at Southern Volleyball Center (SVC)

Fairfield Inn and Suites Alpharetta
11385 Haynes Bridge Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30004


$79/nt breakfast included

Please call hotel and ask for a room in the Scuffle. If you need a block for your team, please call Susan Holbrook 678-300-6509.  Or if you prefer to book on line, hit this link.

Gate: Spectators — including “team reps” and “chaperones” — whether rostered or not — must pay an entrance fee of $7/day or $10 for a weekend pass.

Food tables are allowed at SVC and tables will be furnished .  Please note that we are space constrained, so we ask that you NOT bring your own tables into the gym.  Instead, please use the food tables that we provide.  (1/2 table per team).  Food tables are allowed at the other venues but we recommend that you bring your own tables.  Please visit the location tabs to get more specific parking and/or food table info by venue. 

One last note about food tables.  We would like to continue to allow them as a convenience to our customers.  While they present few problems during pool play on Saturday, they have become a source of aggravation on Sunday. What happens is that those teams that play early on Sunday take the available table space, and those who play later in the day arrive before the early-playing teams have left, spawning complaints and in many instances unacceptably rude behavior.   Accordingly, we ask teams to adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. If you play early, please remove your stuff from the tables and clean up behind you as soon as your team has completed play (NOT after they have completed their final reffing assignment).
  2. If you play later and arrive before food tables have cleared, please be patient.  It may take a few hours, but they will clear.  Feed your kids before arriving at the venue.
  3. If you simply can’t wait, set your table up outside.  Tailgating is a popular solution when the weather is nice.  (Please don’t take a parking spot, though, as parking, too, is limited.)
  4. In all instances, please clean up the mess you have caused as best you can.

Team food tables at volleyball tournaments are a charming tradition that exists only in the South, but in venues that are space-constrained they seem to have become a source of aggravation rather than an amenity.  If teams adhere to the above guidelines we will be able continue the tradition at our tournaments, but if food tables continue to be the focus of complaints, frustration and rude behavior, we will simply do what the rest of the country does and disallow them. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Artificial Noise — Please do not bring boom boxes, air horns, bells or the like into the gym.


Tournament Logistics & Operations                     Briana Johnson, SVT Administrator                            (404) 683-9494

Scheduling & Registration Questions                   Michael Fletcher – Tournament Director                      404.936.6723

Housing Information                                               Denise Corrigan – Housing Director                                                   678.386.9766

2 Responses to Shamrock Scuffle — March 14 – 15, 2020 – POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 2 – 3!

  1. Denise Brown says:

    Will you be preselling tournament tshirts?

    • michael says:

      we won’t be pre-selling them, but there will be plenty on hand the morning that the tournament starts. don’t procrastinate or they may run out. ….as they did last weekend.

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